aloo matar recipe, how to make sookha aloo matar | dry aloo matar

dry aloo matar recipe with step by step photos –  aloo and matar, their combo is always good. whether you make a dry curry or gravied aloo matar or even when stuffing them in parathas, samosas or kulchas or kachori.

i make this dry potato peas curry – known as sukha aloo matar often.  this recipe is a much loved and liked recipe of mine. best is to make this with baby potatoes and fresh peas.

by the way for my readers who do not know – in hindi, aloo is potatoes and matar is peas… 🙂

to make this tasty dry aloo matar curry, the spice powders are easily available in the indian kitchen.

this north indian no onion no garlic recipe is mildly spiced, a bit tangy and flavorful. dry aloo matar goes well with bread, phulkas or even pooris. also can be had as a side dish with dal tadka & jeera rice.

if you are looking for more veggie recipes then do check potato peas curryaloo gobi, aloo baingan, aloo moongre ki sabzi. aloo gobi matar, matar mushroombandh gobhi matar, gajar matar and matar masala recipe.

dry aloo matar curry recipe below:

4.47 from 13 votes
dry aloo matar recipe
prep time
10 mins
cook time
25 mins
total time
35 mins
dry aloo matar - tangy, mildly spiced dry sabzi of baby potatoes with green peas
course: main, side
cuisine: north indian
servings: 2
calories: 445 kcal
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 10 to 12 baby potatoes or 3 medium sized potatoes (aloo)
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen peas (matar)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch), chopped, can also add 2 green chilies
  • 1 inch ginger (adrak), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • rock salt or black salt or salt as required
how to make recipe
  1. wash the baby potatoes thoroughly. keep their skin intact. chop them into two. rinse the peas as well.
  2. heat oil in a pan. fry the cumin seeds first. then add the potatoes and peas and stir. saute for 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. add chopped green chili & ginger and stir for a minute.
  4. now add red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. stir again for a minute. now add ⅓ to ⅔ cup water.

  5. cover tightly and simmer the veggies for 20-25 minutes or till done.
  6. in between do check. the water may dry depending on the size of your pan.
  7. if the water dries up, then add some more water. about ¼ or ⅓ cup.

  8. once the potatoes and peas are cooked and the mixture is totally dry,
  9. then finally add salt, dry mango powder and garam masala powder.
  10. mix well and the add chaat masala powder.
  11. garnish aloo matar with chopped coriander leaves.
  12. while serving aloo matar serve with lime wedges if you prefer.
  13. aloo matar sabzi will go well with rotis, parathas or as a side dish with dal rice combo or kadhi-rice combo.
recipe notes

tips for aloo matar recipe:

  1. you can also make this aloo matar sabzi in a pressure cooker. after adding water, cover the cooker with a lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles till done.
  2. the proportion of the spice powders can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
  3. if making this aloo matar sabzi for religious fasting or vrat than use rock salt/sendha namak and avoid adding any ingredient which you don't use for fasting days in your family.

this rough nutrition info is per serving:

Nutrition Facts
dry aloo matar recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1294mg 54%
Potassium 1927mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 88.5%
Calcium 16%
Iron 88.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

step by step sookha or dry aloo matar recipe:

1: heat oil in a pan. splutter cumin seeds. now add chopped baby potatoes and peas (matar).

2: mix well.

3: saute for some 7-8 minutes. add chopped green chilies and ginger.

4: stir for a minute.

5: now add red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. stir for a minute.

6: add about ⅓ to ⅔ cup of water.

5: cover the pan tightly and let the aloo and matar simmer for about 20-25 minutes. in between do check and if the water dries up, then add some more water. once the veggies are cooked & the mixture is totally dry, then add salt, garam masala powder and dry mango powder/amchur.

6: stir and lastly add some chaat masala.

7:  garnish aloo matar recipe with coriander leaves and serve aloo matar hot or warm with phulkas, pooris or even bread. it can also be served as a side dish with dal-rice combo or kadhi-chawal combo. back home, we have aloo matar with rotis and plain curd.

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This post was last modified on November 2, 2016, 4:02 pm

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